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What About My Swollen Leg? Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Lymphedema

What About My Swollen Leg? Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Lymphedema

What About My Swollen Leg? Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Lymphedema

CA$29.99
This course includes
50:45 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

About The Course:

The course will be an overview of the assessment and treatment of secondary lower leg lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in tissue spaces due to damage to the lymphatic system after gynecological surgery and radiation treatments. After cancer treatments, lymphedema is the most common complication affecting up to 49% of people. 

The anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, the clinical presentation of lymphedema and differential diagnosis will be discussed in this course.  Also, practical tools will be taught for the pelvic health therapist to identify, assess and provide treatment for the swelling. Evidence will be presented to support interventions where applicable, and a discussion on resources available for clinicians will be shared.

In This Online Physiotherapy Course, You’ll Learn:

  • About a practical assessment and treatment strategies for lower leg lymphedema.
  • An introduction to lymphedema.
  • What is the lymphatic system?
  • What is lymphedema?
  • An overview of managing patients who are at risk.
  • An overview of the additional resources available.

What’s Included In This Online Physiotherapy Course?

  • More than 50 minutes of video lessons.
  • Bite-sized information: All of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A special coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!

Who Is This Course For? 

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, athletic therapists, exercise therapists, kinesiologists among others. This course is also relevant for movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about pelvic floor health and wellness.

Can I Share a Course with a Friend or Colleague? How does the Group Discount Work?

Each course purchase is for a single viewer only, and may not be shared. If you are interested in group/staff viewing, please contact us at support@embodiaapp.com to arrange a group discount code specifically for your group. The larger the group, the larger the discount. Each individual must purchase separately with the discount code, and agree to the terms and conditions (legal). This provides each participant with their own copy to review at their pace, in addition to the opportunity to interact with colleagues as you all work collectively through the material.

Questions?

Contact us at support@embodiaapp.com and we will respond to your request within 2 business days. You can also provide feedback on the course.

This course imparted by Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) contains the recorded lectures from the 4th annual Pelvic Health Symposium in 2017. This course will challenge your theoretical and practical knowledge of pelvic health. Listen to their knowledge, and deepen your understanding of pelvic health and all of the factors that will make you a top-notch, excellent practitioner. You don’t have to be a practicing internal pelvic health therapist in order to benefit from this course - If your patient has a pelvis, you will benefit from this online course!

The instructors
Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions is an evidence-based teaching company that was founded in 2010 by Nelly Faghani and Carolyn Vandyken, out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario, an under serviced health concern in this province. Since the inception of our teaching company, pelvic health physiotherapy has blossomed from a handful of physiotherapists to well over 300 therapists now rostered with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists. Pelvic Health Solutions provides continuing education courses for a variety of practitioners, including mentoring and clinical resources for therapists to utilize with their patients. Our mission is to provide evidence-based, biopsychosocial resources to patients and health care practitioners for the assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.

Tania Obljubek
BScPT , MLD
Tania is extremely deserving of our PHS Spotlight. She is by far one of the most modest people I have ever met. She is a brilliant individual with a wealth of knowledge in many areas. She graduated with a BSc from Lakehead University and a physical therapist degree (BScPT) from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a clinical lecturer position at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Tania has worked at Women’s College Hospital for 19 years. She started the pelvic health physiotherapy program at the hospital. When the program closed after returning from maternity leave, Tania moved o to Women’s cancers, specifically breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and lymphedema and seniors health. She has worked in many areas of the hospital including pre and post natal, osteoporosis, PCOS, chronic disease management and wound care. Tania also has a faculty position at the University of Toronto and lecturer both at the University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. She has been working in the area of geriatrics for 10 years.
Course Material included in this course
  • What About My Swollen Leg? Practical Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Lymphedema
  • Introduction
  • What is the Lymphatic System
  • What is Lymphedema
  • Managing Patients who are at Risk
  • Resources
  • Feedback
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